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MPD Notable Calls 05/10/2021 to 05/11/2021

May 11, 2021 9:13 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.

From 6:00 a.m. on 05/10/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/11/2021, MPD received 429 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.  A breakdown of the calls for service per district is as follows: Central (54), East (86), Midtown (67), North (90), South (44), West (55), and Other (33).  "Other" is used for calls that either do not have a sector or the sector is not in the City.  This would be used in the case of one of our officers assisting another law enforcement agency.  

05/10

NORTH: Theft from Vehicle – 5:34 a.m.  A gun was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Residential Burglary – 7:07 a.m.  Suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle and used the garage door opener to gain access to the garage/home where personal items were stolen.  The vehicle was also stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: PNB/AED Response – 9:58 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a pulseless non-breathing subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

WEST: Theft – 10:40 a.m.  A male suspect stole a victim's purse.  Suspect fled on foot.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Child Abuse – 11:26 a.m.  Officers responded, along with Child Protective Services, to a report of a young child with facial injuries.  Contact made with the child's mother, sibling and step-father.  Child/victim evaluated at a local hospital.  Family cooperative.  No immediate concerns for the child identified.  Officers disengaged at this time.

MIDTOWN: Stolen Vehicle – 2:33 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

EAST: Check Area – 4:12 p.m.  Officers responded to St. Paul Ave/Talmadge St for a report of a subject exposing himself.   Subject/suspect not on scene when officers arrived.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 5:07 p.m.  Officers responded to Brittingham Park for a suspect (36-year-old male) causing a disturbance and pointing a knife at the caller. The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed (2 counts) and misdemeanor bail jumping (4 counts). 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 5:32 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance where a suspect got into a physical confrontation and was armed with a gun (confirmed to be facsimile).  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 8:32 p.m.  Officers responded to Webb Avenue for a report of a single gunshot and an injured subject (non-life threatening).  Preliminary investigation indicates the injury was self-inflicted.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.    

05/11

WEST: Death Investigation – 12:57 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a pulseless non-breathing subject (60-year-old male).  The subject was pronounced deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious observed.     

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